Sam and the Firefly

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 8, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 72 pages
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Sam the Owl and Gus the Firefly literally light up the sky in this classic Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. In Sam and the Firefly, P. D. Eastman (author of Are You My Mother? and Go, Dog. Go!) introduces us to the dynamic duo of Sam and Gus, who soar through the air writing words in the night sky. But when Gus’s words end up causing confusion and chaos for the people on the ground, it’s up to Sam to help Gus “write” his wrongs.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"...provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended."--(starred) School Library Journal.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Fun cautionary fable of a firefly who learns to write words and uses his new skill to wield power and wreak havoc, until he has a chance to use his power for good. Then he comes to his senses and the owl and the firefly are friends ever after. (Read in The Big Red Book of Beginner Books.) Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

So this is really more of an easy reader then a picture book. The story is very much a moral tale that feels a little bit old fashioned. I love the artwork though. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

P. D. Eastman was an author-illustrator who created many children’s books, including Are You My Mother?Go, Dog. Go!, and The Best Nest. Trained at the National Academy of Design, he enlisted in the army in 1943 and was assigned to the Signal Corps Film Unit—which was headed by Theodor Geisel, who would eventually become known to the world as Dr. Seuss. After Geisel later approached him to write for his new Beginner Book series at Random House, Eastman published his first book, Sam and the Firefly. Since then, Random House has sold more than 30 million books by P. D. Eastman, and he has become one of the most beloved children’s book authors in the world.

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